Sidney Powell, a former Trump campaign attorney, is the target of a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit filed in January by voting machine manufacturer Dominion Voting Systems. She filed a motion to dismiss the case on Monday, claiming that her comments about widespread voter fraud were merely opinions and legal theories that “no reasonable person” would consider to be facts.
Powell’s lawyer filed a motion to dismiss the Dominion’s defamation lawsuit on Monday, claiming that “no sane person” would believe her claims that Dominion voting machines were rigged in President Joe Biden’s favour, “truly statements of fact,” according to Axios. Her legal team also requested that the venue be changed from Washington to northern Texas, where Powell resides, and said Dominion has orchestrated a “public relations campaign to save their business.”
Powell became one of the loudest voices making baseless allegations of election fraud shortly after Biden’s victory in November. She was quickly added to Trump’s legal team, which was busy filing lawsuits to overturn the election results. She dubbed the evidence she gathered for her challenge to the election results the “Kraken,” a mythical sea monster.
Following a press conference she held with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, where claims were made that “communist money” swayed the election, Trump quickly distanced himself from Powell. Dominion has also filed a defamation lawsuit against Giuliani.
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Powell’s legal team didn’t respond to a request for comment.